#961 Pet Shop Boys – Suburbia 12”

I utterly adored the Pet Shop Boys as a teen and loved their mix of disco pop and deadpan observations of mid-80s Britain. The first album of theirs I bought was the Disco remix album from their debut Please which contained the 12” to Suburbia as well as Paninaro which appears on the B-side here, … Continue reading #961 Pet Shop Boys – Suburbia 12”

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#1015 Prince – Dirty Mind

I remember buying this in Andy’s Records in Norwich, where I bought all my new vinyl LPs until I moved away from home to university. The first Prince album I bought was Parade, and then I worked my way backwards to this. I never made it any further back at the time, probably because Sign … Continue reading #1015 Prince – Dirty Mind

#412 Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home

This is an astonishing album, and one that moves away from Dylan’s folk and talkin’ blues roots. Not only is he pushing his own musical boundaries (and famously those of his audience when he first performed this album at the Newport Folk Festival) his lyrical powers are on fire here. It’s an album of two … Continue reading #412 Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home

#1351 Various Artists – Electric

This is very different from the first Electronic compilation I own that popped up on the randometer, but probably what most people think of when they think of ‘early’ Electric music - classic early 80s synth hits. This is a barn-storming, tub-thumping, knuckle-cracking collection of tunes. It describes itself as “the very best of electronic, … Continue reading #1351 Various Artists – Electric

#459 Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

This was my first Eurythmics album, proudly owned on cassette tape, then replaced by CD, and this particular vinyl version was bought a couple of years ago at the record fair in Utrecht for a few euros. The Eurythmics was one of the few bands I was a fan of in my youth at the … Continue reading #459 Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

#1345 Various Artists – Electronic Music: It Started Here

This is a recent purchase and on heavy rotation too. (Yeah, it’s a CD, but they still spin to play). I’ve been getting into early electronic music, with the likes of Wendy Carlos, Delia Derbyshire, Daphne Oram and Angela Morley. (If you haven’t heard of the latter, you really must check her out – I … Continue reading #1345 Various Artists – Electronic Music: It Started Here